Yes, a lot of people make them. And really, there's nothing inherently wrong with resolutions. But are they really effective?
Research shows that really, resolutions are a waste of time. The vast majority of folks quit or give up on theirs by the end of the first week of the year. Think about it: How many gyms have New Year specials, for all those people who decide to join a gym, so they can lose weight and/or get fit "this year"? How many people buy into those gym memberships? And if you've done this, as I have, you'll notice something...
The first week of January, the gym is busy, right? I mean, you can't get your workout in, because all the equipment is in use.
By March? You could spend all day on the treadmill... and odds are that you'll be the ONLY one on the 12 machines they have... ALL day.
Or... maybe you haven't made these observations because... It's March and YOU don't go to the gym like you meant to.
Get the point?
This is why Hubby doesn't make New Year's Resolutions. Why set yourself up to fail? he says... In the 27 years I've known him, his reasoning hasn't changed a bit.
Okay... While I see his point... I'm a goal-driven person. If I don't have something I'm actively working towards (even if it's just staying on top of the filing every day), I start to get a little stir-crazy. And then I get a lot stir-crazy. And then I get depressed, because I have no reason to get up in the morning.
So... Let's revisit last week's post. How are you doing on your resolutions? Hopefully, you're still with them, pursuing them, chasing them with all you've got in you. Drop into the comments below, and tell me how you're faring? Next week, we'll start breaking this down, and turning your resolutions into something that will be meaningful to you, and will keep you chasing after them.